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Final Fantasy XI News

Latest Headlines for Final Fantasy XI

  • Project A1 Images of the Tie-In Mobile RPG

    MMOCulture has uncovered a series of images from a presentation made at the annual Nexon Developers Conference that show off a mobile RPG called Final Fantasy XI Reboot. Formerly called Project A1, the game is a collaborative project between Square Enix and Nexon.

    Reported on Apr 28, 2016
  • Mounts, New Battle Content, Items & Furniture Added

    Final Fantasy XI players, who have suffered a series of setbacks with the console closure and the recent reassignment of the veteran game director, will be happy to hear that a significant update has been applied to the game that includes mounts, new battle content, items and furniture.

    Reported on Apr 05, 2016
  • Game Director Mizuki Ito Leaving for New SE Project

    Mizuki Ito has posted a letter on the Final Fantasy XI site that informs the community that he is leaving the game to pursue a new project at Square Enix. This is particularly heart-wrenching for fans of the game who have to face a game world with no future updates and a declining population, particularly in light of last week's PS2 and XB360 stoppage.

    Reported on Apr 04, 2016
  • PlayStation 2 & XBox 360 Versions to Go Dark Today

    As announced a year ago and periodically since then, both the XBox 360 and PlayStation 2 versions of Final Fantasy XI will end service at 7:00 am Pacific / 10:00 am Eastern today, Thursday, March 31st. PC service for the game will continue and players of the soon-defunct versions of FFXI can convert their account in order to continue playing.

    Reported on Mar 31, 2016
  • Square Enix Reminding Console Players of Upcoming Closure

    Square Enix is sending out emails to players to remind them of the forthcoming closure of Final Fantasy XI on March 31, 2016 for both PlayStation 2 and XBox.

    Reported on Nov 27, 2015
  • The Beginning of the End - Final Story Arc Released

    As the inevitable road to March 2016 when Square Enix will shutter the doors of Final Fantasy XI for consoles stretches ahead, long time players and fans have one last chance to bid the beloved MMO adieu. Today marks the release of the final story arc of Rhapsodies of Vana'diel that brings FFXI on consoles to an end, though the PC version will continue to run.

    Reported on Nov 10, 2015
  • Former Players Invited to Experience the Final Storyline

    Square Enix is inviting former Final Fantasy XI players back from May 15-25 to take part in the final storyline for the iconic game. Earlier this year, Squenix announced the last series of updates to the game titled Rhapsodies of Vana'diel. From now through May 11th, players can earn an item in the Assault - Nyzul Isle Uncharted Area Survey campaign after which the Additional Seal Battlefield Spoils will run through May 30th.

    Reported on May 01, 2015
  • Mobile Version Coming, Console Versions to Close in 2016

    Kotaku is reporting that a mobile version of Final Fantasy XI is set for a 2016 release, with beta testing ready to get underway later this spring. Set in Vana'diel, the mobile version is being co-developed by Square Enix and Nexon.

    Reported on Mar 19, 2015
  • More Faction Action Incoming

    The Final Fantasy XI forum has been updated with the news that new NPC-run factions will be entering the game as part of the Unity Concord system that will be launching in game soon. Players will be able to find and support their favorite NPC's cause. Players will be able to chat in a special Unity chat room, run faction-specific content and much more.

    Reported on Oct 27, 2014
  • August Version Update Details Revealed

    The Final Fantasy XI forum has a new post with that takes a look at the forthcoming August update set to launch on August 12th. In it, players are informed that the Seekers of Adoulin missions are coming to a close and hints are dropped about cryptic alluvion skirmishes that send players into an ever-changing labyrinth. Additionally, new weapons are being added as well as weapon sets.

    Reported on Aug 05, 2014
  • New Quests Incoming

    Just because a game is over a decade old doesn't mean that there's nothing new it brings to the table. Square Enix has announced that Final Fantasy XI players will see some new quest content entering the game via the June version update.

    Reported on Jun 16, 2014
  • Big Update Fuels Ten Year Old Game

    Square Enix isn't finished with Final Fantasy XI, at least according to the huge update just released. The patch includes tons of new content in the form of quests, missions, a completely new zone, recipes and much more. Some 'nuts and bolts' changes that are sure to please players are things such as the amount of lost XP for being knocked out has been reduled, taxes on bazaars have been abolished and listing fees for items on the Auction House have been lowered.

    Reported on Feb 17, 2014
  • Latest Patch Detailed in Update Notes

    The latest patch has been applied to the venerable Final Fantasy XI. The FFXI forum has a comprehensive list of all of the changes in the patch including new high-tier mission battlefields and a plethora of bug fixes and feature enhancements.

    Reported on Jan 20, 2014
  • Eleventh Anniversary Enticements for Returning Players

    Square Enix has announced several great incentives for players to return to Final Fantasy XI in celebration of its eleventh anniversary. Most enticingly, players can download the Ultimate Collection Seekers Edition for free from now through December 23rd to give them a jump start back into the game.

    Reported on Dec 10, 2013
  • Anniversary Event in Progress

    Final Fantasy XI is celebrating its anniversary with a series of events happening from today through November 25th. Players can expect increased drop rates, double salvage plan drops and much, much more.

    Reported on Nov 12, 2013
  • Eleven Years of Eleven

    Final Fantasy XI is celebrating its eleventh anniversary. As part of the celebration, players can now download three of the game's battle area add-ons: Vision of Abyssea," "Scars of Abyssea" and "Heroes of Abyssea". The downloads are free to anyone who has yet to try out Final Fantasy XI.

    Reported on Aug 09, 2013
  • Seekers of Adoulin Expansion & Trailer Released

    Square Enix has announced that the latest expansion to Final Fantasy XI has officially launched. To celebrate the release of Seekers of Adoulin, Square Enix also released a spiffy new trailer. Check it out!

    Reported on Mar 27, 2013
  • Seekers of Adoulin Coming in March

    Square Enix has announced that the next expansion to Final Fantasy XI will be arriving on March 26, 2013. To celebrate the announcement, the team has overhauled the Seekers of Adoulin teaser site and released a new video to show off some of the big changes coming in the expansion. Check it out!

    Reported on Dec 28, 2012
  • 10th Anniversary Concert Ticket s Giveaway

    Square Enix will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of Final Fantasy XI with a live concert next Saturday, September 22 at the Zellerbach Auditorium in Berkeley, California. We've partnered with Square Enix to give away two tickets to a lucky pair of eager concert goers, so if you'll be in the area and you're interested in going, you'll want to read below for the full giveaway details!

    Reported on Sep 13, 2012
  • Wayback Wednesday in Vana'Diel

    In this week's Wayback Wednesday, we take a fond look back at one of the classic MMOs of our time, Final Fantasy XI. Grakulen is joined by Josh aka Daggart as they take a romp through Vana'Diel. Check it out!

    Reported on Aug 07, 2012
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